Trauma-Sensitive Leadership: Empowering Administrators to Create Safe and Supportive Learning Environments


Navigating the complexities of the modern educational landscape requires a deep understanding of trauma and its impacts. This pivotal workshop, led by Dr. Lori Bryden—an expert in educational leadership and special education—provides school and district leaders with critical insights and tools to transform their schools into sanctuaries of safety, respect, and understanding.

What You Will Learn

Foundational Trauma Knowledge: Understand the basics of trauma, including Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
Identifying Trauma Indicators: Learn to recognize key signs of trauma such as anxiety, depression, and behavioral changes.
Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Environment: Develop and implement a tailored, phased approach to foster a trauma-sensitive culture in your school.
Evidence-Based Classroom Strategies: Explore methods to create safe learning spaces that promote trust, support, and effective collaboration.
Policy Enhancement: Use a trauma-informed lens to assess and refine school policies, procedures, and practices.

Your Presenter: Dr. Lori Bryden

With over 38 years of experience in the field of education, Dr. Lori Bryden specializes in curriculum development and special education. She holds a Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, focusing on Special Education. Dr. Bryden has applied trauma-informed principles to enhance student achievement and well-being across various educational settings. She is an executive member of the Ontario Council of Special Educators and has collaborated with the Ontario Ministry of Education on special education projects. Dr. Bryden’s recent work includes the Trauma-Informed Leader Course for Principals, showcasing her commitment to advancing educational practices.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is tailored for:

Education Administrators
Student Support Services
HR Professionals
Diversity and Inclusion Specialists
Curriculum Directors
Wellness Coordinators

Workshop Format:

This one-day, six-hour workshop is available both in-person and online, providing flexibility and accessibility to all participants.

Morning Session: Dive into the fundamentals of trauma, its impacts, and how these align with trauma-informed approaches. Participate in interactive activities to identify signs of trauma.
Afternoon Session: Implement trauma-sensitive strategies through collaborative activities, focusing on the Neuro-Sequential Model in classroom settings.

Enhance your leadership, ensure student well-being, and build a community where every child is understood and valued.